Metal Slug Anthology Wii

User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
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  1. KDep
    Jan 2, 2007
    8
    I really enjoyed this game. Getting 7 games in one is always a bonus and the lower price is also a nice perk. I was never a big metal slug player myself, but I was always interested watching the guys in the arcade play for long periods. The game itself is well done and I use the GC control scheme, which isn't 100% great, but the games themselves are grand and are great ports of the I really enjoyed this game. Getting 7 games in one is always a bonus and the lower price is also a nice perk. I was never a big metal slug player myself, but I was always interested watching the guys in the arcade play for long periods. The game itself is well done and I use the GC control scheme, which isn't 100% great, but the games themselves are grand and are great ports of the old classics. I'd pick it up if you're a fan. Expand
  2. NickS.
    Jun 3, 2007
    9
    I don't know what everyone is complaining about, I think the controls are great. In particular I like the fact that you just shake the controller to throw a grenade, it makes it far more intuitive. My only gripe is that the Wii control isn't the most ergonomic, and your hands can get pretty sore after an hour or so of solid play. It would be nice just to be able to hold down the I don't know what everyone is complaining about, I think the controls are great. In particular I like the fact that you just shake the controller to throw a grenade, it makes it far more intuitive. My only gripe is that the Wii control isn't the most ergonomic, and your hands can get pretty sore after an hour or so of solid play. It would be nice just to be able to hold down the fire button for a constant attack, rather than having to push it every time. Other than that, it's a perfect port of the game I enjoyed so much on arcade games in my youth, and a great side scroller. Co-operative play is fun. If you liked the original, this is a must have game. Expand
  3. RogerG.
    Dec 28, 2006
    8
    Good old fashioned shoot em up at its finest! Not to mention you get all of the games on one disc!
  4. FOJACV.
    Jan 16, 2007
    8
    Nice Anthology, considering is about 10 years old the animation is good, the difficult levels are challenging, it´s pure old school side scroller mayhem. 100% recommended. Not expect next gen graphics, it's a 10 year compilation!

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#20 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2006
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. A fun, albeit no-frills, collection of one of the most beloved franchises in arcade gaming and a great value for hardcore fans of the series.
  2. Metal Slug Anthology is another one of those Wii games that tries to get creative with the new controller but just falls flat on its face.
  3. The Wii version of the Metal Slug Anthology is somewhat less than ideal, primarily due to the control snafus...Still, you can get used to it, and despite tripping over itself, Metal Slug Anthology is a tremendous deal for your money, and is definitely worth checking out for anyone into chaotic old school mayhem.